Kansas State Parks Passport
All KDWPT offices, including state park offices, will be closed November 28-December 1 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Additionally, the following state park offices will also be closed Wednesday, November 27: Cedar Bluff, Crawford, Kanopolis, Lovewell, Milford, Perry and Webster. Lake Scott State Park office will only be open on Monday, November 25. Patrons who will need licenses or permits to hunt or fish on the days the offices are closed should purchase them prior to Wednesday, November 27 or utilize other vendors. The parks will be open to visitors, however, and anyone needing daily entrance or camp permits or utilities can pay for them via the self-pay stations at the parks.
Kansas motor vehicle owners can now buy an annual park vehicle permit as part of their vehicle registration process. The permit – called a Kansas State Parks Passport – costs $15.50. This lower-price, non-transferable permit will be available only during the vehicle registration process at a motor vehicle registration office, through the online vehicle registration site (www.kswebtags.org), or when registering by mail. Owners must request to purchase the permit; offering is not automatic. The Kansas State Parks Passport will expire when the vehicle registration expires a year later.
Kansas residents (except seniors and persons with disabilities) and owners of vehicles not registered in Kansas who buy their park vehicle permits at a KDWPT office or vendor will have to pay the regular price for annual and daily permits. The regular annual park vehicle permit will cost $25.00, and the daily vehicle permit fee will be $5.00, including processing fees.
Also, residents 65 years of age or older or persons with disabilities who display a special license plate or placard issued pursuant to state law can buy a park vehicle permit directly from a KDWPT office or vendor. Including processing fees, the cost will be $13.75 for annual vehicle park permits or $3.25 for regular daily permits. These lower-priced permits will not be available as part of the vehicle registration process.
Information about the new Kansas State Parks Passport will be included in the registration renewal notice sent to vehicle owners each year.